I was planning a tentative run down Bighorn Canyon atleast later this month. I have scoured through many kayaking forums and it seems the water level is still low in April and early May. I was interested in scouting 1st, and running Browns Canyon and possibly even Royal Gorge to Canon City.
Has anyone actually taken this route on a packraft? I am new to Colorado, and almost everyoe I talk to hasn’t heard of a packraft??? hard to imagine given the worldwide youtube videos.
I liked the Arkansas because it is close to Col. Spriongs, comparable to Eagle River from Anchorage??? I can always scout it and see for myself, but I was curious is there is anyone who actually ran this that can give me any heads up to watch out for.
It seems to have some class 3-4 water, but I don’t see any hard turns and water falls, so I believe they are rated for the rocks, and flow volume. Still they seem to be pretty straight shots to paddle through? I rafted te Nenana around Denali, and it had comparable flow but not near as many rocks from what I can see?